Student Council members from the Edmonson County 5/6 Center traveled to Frankfort on Tuesday for a tour of the State Capitol building with Rep. Michael Lee Meredith.
Miranda Brown, school counselor and student council sponsor, said the purpose of the trip was to show the council members how state government actually works and how the process has many similarities with their jobs on the council.
"We felt this was a great way to show the students that what they do as student council members really does matter," said Brown. "Representative Meredith did a great job of relating his position as our state rep to how the council represents our students."
Rep. Meredith said he was extremely impressed with how involved and attentive the students were. "I always enjoy having the opportunity to have young people from our district visit our State Capitol and was especially proud to host this great group from Edmonson County," he said. "The students were very polite and I hope they enjoyed their trip as much as I enjoyed having them in Frankfort for the day."
The kids also toured the Governor's mansion and ate lunch with Rep. Meredith at a pizza place downtown.
"The kids all had a very positive experience and several of them talked about going into politics," added Brown. "Some even said they wanted to be President someday. It's so awesome to hear that."